Spring arrived in Chicago at 5:45pm on Friday, March 20. In the spirit of Spring in Chicago, we are expecting about 2-3 inches of snow that will fall most heavily during tomorrow's morning rush. "Effing swell," she said with great sarcasm. "Effing wonderful."
So I will take today off to think about this and also watch some of the only season of "Firefly," Joss Whedon's 2002 TV show that really is Ye Olde West with spacecraft. There are people living by their wits, struggling to make a go of it, fighting to keep their freedoms in a restrictive society. The most respectable person is the registered Companion, a highly educated and trained woman whose profession is, in essence, prostitution. She's the most respected person in any room, more trusted and admired than a doctor or a preacher. If you've not seen "Firefly," watch it on Netflix. Then rent "Serenity," the movie that tied everything up.